21 June 2012 Etgar Keret on Polish Radio Three
Etgar Keret – Israeli prose writer, columnist and director was a guest of the Klub Trójki programme yesterday. In an interview with Dariusz Bugalski, he talked about the sources of his inspiration and how frequently new ideas come to his head during the day. He also revealed what, in his opinion, literature is all about and why writing novels reminds him of windsurfing.
Etgar Keret is an academic teacher at the Tel-Aviv University. A master of black humour and short form. His short stories written in Hebrew enjoy great popularity in Israel and beyond. Together with Shira Geffen, he directed the Jellyfish film (2006), for which they received the Camera d’Or prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. He debuted with a collection of short stories entitled Pipelines (1991, published in Poland in 2007). To date, the following of his books were published in Poland: Gaza Blues (2000), Pizzeria Kamikaze (2001), The Nimrod Flipout (2008), Missing Kissinger (2008) and Kneller’s Happy Campers (2009). He has come back recently with Suddenly, a Knock on the Door (2012).
We would like to remind you that Etgar Keret was a guest of the 1st edition of the Conrad Festival.